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  • Spanish Immersion Exploration

    San Tan Elementary School is exploring the option to offer Spanish Immersion for kindergarten students beginning with the 2016-2017 school year. It is open to all kindergarten students regardless of home school. Parents who wish to learn more about this option can attend an informational meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. Parents should RSVP with the school at (480) 279-7200. As an additional option, beginning Thursday, December 3, San Tan Elementary will be holding an informational meeting every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. This meeting will be the same information each week, so you are free to choose a Thursday that works for you.

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  • Open Enrollment
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2016-17 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.

    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.

    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.
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  • Kids Club Winter Break camp

    When: December 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

    Time: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday

    Where: Power Ranch Elementary

    Cost: $40/day includes afternoon snack

    Online Registration for Kids Club Camps are for families currently enrolled in Kids Club during the school year ONLY. If you are not currently enrolled during the school year, but would like to attend the Kids Club Camp, you need to fill out registration paperwork and bring it into our Community Education Office located at 1100 S. Recker Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85296  (480) 279-7055.

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  • Thank you for your support

    It is with sincere gratitude that the Higley Unified School District extends thanks to the community for supporting the Maintenance and Operations Override during Tuesday’s election. With the outcome of Tuesday’s vote, the district will be able to bring $8.1 million back into the budget for the next five years. This will avoid the need for $1.8 million additional reductions at this time.

    “The Higley community is incredibly supportive of our schools, including parent and community volunteers in the classroom, fundraising efforts, attendance at student events and athletics,” Superintendent Dr. Mike Thomason said. “This vote is another way the people of the community have gathered around students, teachers, staff and schools.”

    When the Higley Unified School District governing board put the 15% maintenance and operations override on the ballot, members identified priority areas for the funding during the first year, including:

    • Increasing teacher compensation for retention and recruitment;
    • Maintaining and improving elementary specials such as arts, music and
       physical education, and district athletics and arts;
    • Providing staffing to reduce average class sizes;
    • Supporting gifted, special education and all-day kindergarten;
    • Providing education resources to classrooms.

    Budget discussions for 2016-17 will get under way in the next few weeks. The public is welcome to attend any work study session or general governing board meeting to be a part of those talks.

    Higley Unified School District is a 12,000-student district serving students in preschool through high school from Gilbert and Queen Creek.

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  • Higley Headlines

    The latest Higley Headlines newsletter is now online. Read about academic programs, Community Education and more!

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  • Centennial Parents - Get the latest news
    Stay informed of news and events at Centennial Elementary School through our E-Alert system. You can click here and select what information you want sent automatically to your e-mail address, including communication from the principal and district. If you are no longer receiving E-Alerts, please use the link above to sign up (recent system changes may have affected your enrollment in E-Alert).

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  • AZ Merit Update
    In Spring 2015, Higley Unified School District and schools across Arizona administered the first AzMERIT assessments. These assessments were designed to cover language arts and math.

    Over the next few months, districts, schools and parents will receive results. Several different reports are available to help families understand the results. The district has put together an AzMERIT Parent Resource page to provide additional information.


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  • Shop at San Tan Village to benefit Centennial

    Centennial Elementary was selected to participate in San Tan Village’s School Cents program this school year. Beginning Aug. 1, shoppers can show their original shopping and dining receipts to staff at San Tan Village Guest Services, located in the Management Office above Yankee Candle. Receipts may also be logged online. Schools earn points for every dollar spent, as well as bonus points for participating in shopping center events. The schools with the most points when the program ends April 15, 2016, will be awarded gift cards.

    Receipts can also be dropped off in receipt boxes at the shopping center.

    School Cents Fundraising
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  • Budget 101

    Budget 101

    Want to learn more about school funding? We’ve created a video to help explain.

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  • ParentVue
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.

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  • Support Centennial and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Centennial Elementary School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
    If you wish to make a donation, please see our Tax Credit page for more information. 
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?

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Centennial School is a community school in Higley Unified School District serving neighborhood kindergarten through sixth grade students. Our learning environment provides each and every child the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe environment and develop a life-long quest for learning and knowledge.

In addition to our outstanding staff and students throughout the grade levels, we also are home to the District's Self-Contained Gifted Program for sixth grade. 

Our state-of-the-art school opened in August 2009 to almost seven hundred students. This year, 2015, we opened our doors to more than 800 students. 
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